MSU Billings Catalog

SPNS - Languages: Spanish

SPNS 101 Elementary Spanish I. 4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

A sequence course; student must pass SPNS 101 before enrolling in SPNS 102. Introduces modern Spanish; an audio-lingual approach which teaches the grammar necessary for simple spoken and written Spanish.

Lecture Hours 4

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 102 Elementary Spanish II. 4 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

A sequence course; student must pass SPNS 101 before enrolling in SPNS 102. Introduces modern Spanish; an audio-lingual approach which teaches the grammar necessary for simple spoken and written Spanish.

Lecture Hours 4

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 150 The Hispanic Tradition. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Presents aspects of Hispanic traditions and culture across the time and geography as they have shaped current Hispanic societies. Taught in English.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 201 Intermediate Spanish I. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 102 or equivalent.

A sequence course; student must pass SPNS 201 before enrolling in SPNS 202. Provides a systematic review and expanded study of Spanish grammar and increased development of oral, reading, and writing skills.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 202 Intermediate Spanish II. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 102 or equivalent.

A sequence course; student must pass SPNS 201 before enrolling in SPNS 202. Provides a systematic review and expanded study of Spanish grammar and increased development of oral, reading, and writing skills.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 292 Independent Study. 0.5-4 Credits

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 293 Study Tours/Study Abroad. 3 Credits

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 304 Spanish for Business. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 321 or consent of instructor.

Introduces essential business terminology and practices in Spanish, including idioms and special language affecting business investments, labor relations, and corporate economic viability. Special attention is given to U.S.-Latin American sphere.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 305 Spanish Phonetics. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 202 or consent of instructor.

(alternating Sp) Introduces students to the unique sound system and fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation, with attention to syllabication intonation, articulation, and individual difficulties; provides students with opportunities to produce, recognize, and transcribe a wide variety of Spanish language sounds.

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 311 Hispanic Culture & Civ I. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 202 or consent of instructor.

Studies the culture and civilization of Spain (SPNS 311) and Latin America (SPNS 312). Readings and discussion on Hispanic history, politics, and culture. Conducted in Spanish.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 312 Hispanic Culture & Civ II. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 202 or consent of instructor.

Studies the culture and civilization of Spain (SPNS 311) and Latin America (SPNS 312). Readings and discussion on Hispanic history, politics, and culture. Conducted in Spanish.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 314 Latino Literature. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring (odd years)

Introduces Latino/a literature with focus on classic and contemporary writers of Hispanic origin living and writing in the U.S. Analyzes their historical, political, cultural, and literary discourses through fictional and some non-fictional works focusing on Latino/a society as a marginalized minority.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 321 Adv Spanish Conversations I. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 202 or consent of instructor.

Provides extensive oral practice to develop greater fluency and proficiency in spoken Spanish. Conducted in Spanish.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 322 Adv Spanish Conversations II. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 202 or consent of instructor.

Provides extensive oral practice to develop greater fluency and proficiency in spoken Spanish. Conducted in Spanish.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 405 Spanish Comp & Grammar I. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 202 or consent of instructor.

Considers various points of Spanish grammar with the goal of developing an awareness of style necessary for teaching or advanced studies.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 406 Spanish Comp & Grammar II. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 202 or consent of instructor.

Considers various points of Spanish grammar with the goal of developing an awareness of style necessary for teaching or advanced studies.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 455 Topics in Spanish American Lit. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring (even years)

Prerequisite(s): SPNS 312 or consent of instructor.

Studies aspects of Spanish American literature by genre, theme, or period. Focus varies. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Conducted in Spanish.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 456 Topics in Spanish Literature. 3 Credits

Prerequisites: SPNS 311 or consent of instructor. (alternating Sp) Studies aspects of Spanish literature by genre, theme, or period. Focus varies. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Conducted in Spanish.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 492 Independent Study. 1-12 Credits

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor and department chairperson.

Offers an opportunity for students of outstanding ability to explore material not covered by regular courses in languages.

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 493 Study Tours/Study Abroad. 3 Credits

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 494 Seminar/Workshop. 1-6 Credits

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor and department chairperson.

Provides advanced students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of Spanish Languages and Literatures.

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 498 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-8 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 60 credit hours or upper division standing in Spanish, 3.0 overall GPA, consent of advisor.

Provides an opportunity for students to acquire field experience and material not covered in regular classes in Spanish; can only be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Department: Modern Languages

SPNS 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone. 1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in Spanish or consent of instructor.

Major research paper to be defended in Spanish.

Department: Modern Languages